Geraldine Haynes


Geraldine Haynes, age 64, born January 13, 1957 in Warren, Ohio.  She departed this life to be with the Lord after an extended illness, on Sunday, August 29, 2021. 

Growing up she attended Hoyt Street CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, where she was baptized & accepted the Lord at an early age. She was a very faithful, active, willing worker, participating in multiple ministries of the church including, choir member, usher board member, she assisted with organizing events for the youth, she was a leader, chaperone, and a wise counselor.


Geraldine was a 1976 graduate of Howland High School.  Because of her love for children, a God given gift, she was known as the Best childcare provider around town.  Although she didn’t have children of her own, she mothered and nurtured many, including her two youngest siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends.  She had God children that she loved as her own.


Geraldine was very skilled in the kitchen and had a love for cooking baking.  She and sister/friend Karen mastered a recipe for cinnamon rolls, which became one of her many trademarks.  She often took orders to cook entire family meals for the holidays!  If you didn’t quite know how to make a dish, just call Geraldine (Tulu) she was known as the kitchen mechanic… she could fix any & everything!!


Geraldine worked as a volunteer at her sister’s bakery “The Purple Box Bakery”, she was a healthcare worker, day care provider, and worked in retail sales. After many dedicated years of employment as a merchandiser with The Limited Brand Company, she retired in March 2021.


She is preceded in death by her father Baltimore Elzie of Warren, OH and brother WIllie L. Simpson of Warren, OH and 2 half-brothers and 5 half-sisters of Warren, OH


She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her mother Ida M. Wade-Simpson of Columbus, Ohio. Six brothers James Wade (Rita) of Henderson, NV; Lionel Simpson (Kathy) of Warren, OH; Dornail Simpson of Columbus, OH; Dennis Simpson (Gloria) of Warren, OH; Levi Elzie & Clifford Elzie both of Warren, OH; Nine sisters Sadie Williams of Blacklick, OH; Dorothy White (Roland) of Ocala, FL;

Marguerite Jenkins of Columbus, OH; Joanne Simpson of Columbus, OH; Mary Pitt (Alonzo) of Columbus, OH; Mildred Theresa Johnson (Mark) of Gilbert, AZ; Geneva Oliver, Odester Brown, Omega Wynn, all of Warren, OH. Several godchildren Shalisha May of Columbus, OH; Mickeya Harris of Warren, OH; Noelle Simpson of Columbus, OH; Dionnie Harris of Columbus, OH; Lucky of Columbus, OH; Trinese Summerlin-Thomas of Alexandria, VA; & a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies, 870 St. Clair Ave. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Mask and Social Distancing are required. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. I will miss you.

  2. There are no words……life will never be the same, because of the beautiful difference one life has made. HEARTFELT AND HEALING THOUGHTS AND COMFORT TO THE FAMILY during this difficult time. I pray GOD will embrace you in HIS LOVE and may the peace of GOD follow in days to come.

    With Sympathy,
    Mae & Willie

  3. “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
    II Corinthians 1:3-4

    Your loss cannot be measured in number, length or breadth of emotion. My prayers are for your strength in this time that in this moment you hold on to our Lord and Savior…Jesus Christ.

  4. Prayers and prayers to the Family and Friends May God be your blessings.

  5. Pastor Andrew w Lilley

    From the lilley family God forever bless you all love you all in Jesus Christ name ❤️

  6. Virginia Walker Holmes

    My dear childhood friend fought a good fight. That beautiful smile will definitely be missed. My condolences to her family and friends. She was a sweetheart. ❤️❤️❤️ From a lotment neighbor and Howland High School classmate .

  7. Sending our prayers and condolences to our family during your time of bereavement of the passing of your beloved Geraldine “Tulu” Haynes. May God comfort you during your loss. With sympathy from the Wade’s of Flint, MI LaVada, Tamera, James (Maurice), LaRon Wade

  8. Tammy Wachter Viga

    So sorry for your loss .I attended school with Geraldine .She was always a beautiful person . I could tell she was a christian by her actions . She is now at rest with her savior .

  9. My condolences and prayers to the family. She will truly be missed.

  10. My condolence to Mother Ida Simpson and family. So sorry to hear to hear of Tulu’s passing. She was a very special person who showed so much love toward my family and so many others. I am praying for you all. May God comfort and strengthen you today and always. She truly will be missed. I love you all.

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